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Oxalis pubescens H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. 5: 240. 1820; Calder in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 6(8): 333. 1919; Fyson, Fl. S. Indian Hill Stat. 74, t. 48. 1932.

Herbs, procumbent, rooting at nodes. Leaves elongate, acute, ca 5 mm long, hairy; petioles 4 - 7 cm long, sparsely hairy; stipules oblong; leaflets 3-foliolate, unequal; median leaflet obcordate, ca 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm, membranous, very sparsely hairy above. appressed-hairy beneath. Cymes umbelliform with irregular branches with flowers arranged in a pseudo-raceme; peduncles axillary, solitary, 15 - 17 cm long, arising chiefly towards apices of stem. Pedicels hairy, 5 - 7 mm long; bracts subulate, minute, 2 - 3 mm long, pubescent. Sepals 5, lanceolate, acute, ca 4 mm x l mm, pubescent, membranous, persistent. Petals 5, twice as long as sepals, ca 8 mm long, connate in middle, bases and apices free, orange-yellow. Stamens 10,5 long and 5 short, glabrous. Ovary sessile, oblong but tapering towards top, glabrous, 5-lobed, 5-locular; styles 5, erect, capillary, pubescent; stigmas 5.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Jan.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu.


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